City of Jackson Employee Benefits

Employee Benefits

Medical  Insurance
The City of Jackson offers health insurance coverage to all eligible employees and retirees.

Eligible employees include all regular full-time employees, all regular part-time employees who work an average of 20+ hours per week, and all school crossing guards employed prior to July 1, 1993, regardless of hours worked. Employees share in the cost of such plans.

Eligible City of Jackson retirees include retirees who are under the age of 65 and their dependents. (Retirees under age 65 entitled to Medicare due to disability and their dependents are not eligible for coverage.) It also includes all City of Jackson Police Officers and  Firefighters and their Dependents retired under the 20-year plan who are not eligible for or entitled to Medicare Benefits.

Dental Insurance
A group dental insurance plan is available for all eligible employees and retirees. The Dental Plan is fully-funded through Delta Dental and paid at 100% by the employee.

The City of Jackson reserves the right to change carriers, modify covered benefits, or make any other changes to the dental plan as necessary to serve the best interest of the employees and the City.

Holidays
City offices are closed in recognition of nine (9) holidays each year. Specific holidays to be observed are:

  • New Year's Day
  • Martin Luther King Jr. Day
  • President's Day
  • Independence Day
  • Memorial Day
  • Labor Day
  • Thanksgiving Day
  • The Day After Thanksgiving
  • Christmas Day

Vacation
All full-time and regular part-time employees accrue vacation according to their length of service. The Police and Fire Departments have specific procedures regarding accrual and use of vacation leave. Those employed under these departments should consult their department handbooks.

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